Grief and Music

64 Songs About The Death of a Friend

This post has been weeks in the works, a promise ever since I wrote a post a few weeks back on the death of a friend.  Sorry, we have been pretty busy and I have just gotten my head back above water.  So, without further ado, 64 songs about the death of a friend, in …

Grief and Creative Block: getting your groove back

Grief and creative expression, for me (and Eleanor and I am sure many of you) are deeply intertwined.  When my dad died I started something that was a little bit journal, a little bit art journal, and a little bit scrapbook.  It got me through some very dark moments when not much else did.  You …

The Brain, Grief and Music

Listening to music may not sound like much of a coping skill, but music is a wondrous thing when applied properly.  We wrote a post way back when about creating music playlists, inspired by the book Love is a Mixtape.  We have a volume one and volume two on songs about grief.  But what we haven’t …

100 Songs about Grief and Loss: Volume Two

Back in April we posted 64 Songs About Grief and Loss: Volume One. Some songs on our grief mix were WYG picks and some were suggested by you, our readers. After posting the first volume we received tons of song suggestions which told us we clearly needed to make a Volume Two. If you read WYG with …

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64 Songs About Grief and Loss: Volume 1

I don’t think we talk about music nearly enough at What’s Your Grief. You know I don’t even think we have a good excuse, it seems we just take the healing power of music for granted. I know I do. I lived in a very musical house growing up. My father was a professional opera …

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Remembering Lou Reed

If you follow us on twitter, or if you don’t live under a rock, you probably know that this past Sunday Lou Reed died.  I have learned something in the days since Lou Reed’s death.  The world appears to be split into two types of people: those who have no idea who Lou Reed was …


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